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eap adcap ribbon cuttingUIW’s Corpus Christi ADCaP Center held a ribbon cutting and grand opening for its new Corpus Christi Center on Wednesday, Aug. 19.  The center, located at 5350 S. Staples Street, Suite 300, is in the heart of Corpus Christi’s south side and easily accessible from all areas of town. Vince Porter, dean of the School of Extended Studies, and Mayor Nelda Martinez cut the ribbon accompanied by Foster Edwards, Chamber of Commerce CEO; Dr. Cyndi Porter, VP of Extended Academic Programs; Coeta Montgomery, center director; several local business leaders and UIW staff.



Our Lady’s Chapel Services

All are welcome. 

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Friday
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday evening mass resumes at 8 p.m., Sunday, August 23
  • Welcome Mass 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 16, Chapel of the Incarnate Word
  • Liturgy of the Hours evening prayer at 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - 11:30 a.m. Fridays or by appointment with Fr. Tom Dymowski, O.SS.T. (210) 829-3131 or

Mass of the Holy Spirit
In keeping with a long tradition dating from the founding of the great European universities in the Middle Ages, UIW celebrates the Mass of the Holy Spirit at the start of each academic year. During the liturgy we ask for the inspiration, guidance, and presence of God's Spirit on all of our campus activities. This festive event gathers the entire university community together to rededicate ourselves to UIW's mission, to renew friendships, and to welcome new members. The Mass of the Holy Spirit will be celebrated on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at noon in Our Lady's Chapel. For more info, contact Fr. Tom Dymowski:, (210) 829-3131 or Brenda Dimas:, (210) 829-3128.

9/11 Ecumenical Service
The Office University Mission & Ministry, the Interfaith Council and the Student Interfaith Organization is calling our UIW and surrounding community to come together as we remember the tragic day of Sept. 11. Prayers will be said for the nation, families of those that died and our UIW First Responders during the service. The service will be held in Our Lady’s Chapel, on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 12 p.m. 
As a prelude to our service, we will ring the bell outside of Our Lady’s Chapel at 9 a.m. to commemorate the events of the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, followed by a moments of silence. 
For further information, please contact, Rev. Dr. Trevor D. Alexander, via e-mail or (210) 829-3130

UIW Sisters Conference
In celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, UIW is pleased to partner with the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) in presenting Catholic Sisters: Who They Are and Why the World Needs Them. The event, set for Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the UIW Music Concert Hall, will feature Sr. Mary Johnson, SNDdeN, PhD, Sr. Patricia Wittberg, SC, PhD, and Dr. Mary Gautier, PhD, authors of the highly acclaimed book, New Generations of Catholic Sisters: The Challenge of Diversity.

Although the face of Catholic sisterhood has changed over generations, the sisters maintain a significant role in the Church and society. Their lives of service dedicated to the church are needed more than ever in today’s world. Come meet a new generation of young women and learn why they have said yes to being called “Sister.” Topics of discussion will include the changing demographics of Catholicism in the United States and the direction of Catholic orders in the future. The symposium will take place in four different states with UIW holding the opening event. It will continue to Illinois and Pennsylvania before concluding in California in Jan. 2016. For more information on this event, contact Mission & Ministry at (210) 829-3128. 



2015 United Way Days of Caring
UIW will once again put together a team of faculty and staff members to participate in the United Way’s, “Days of Caring.”  Our day to volunteer will be Friday, Sept. 25, and our project will be cleaning up the Olmos Basin area under the sponsorship of the San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department.  “Days of Caring” is a citywide event with volunteers from many companies and organizations choosing projects that better our community.  If you would like be on the UIW team for this year’s project or have questions, please e-mail Roslyn Grimes at  The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, Sept. 2.  Please help UIW make a difference.

Meet the Mission 2015
The Tenth Annual Meet the Mission Day is coming, Friday, Sept. 18. Join the University of the Incarnate Word community as we reach out and engage the greater San Antonio community with service. University employees can support this event in numerous ways (large and small), before, during, or after the big day September 18th. Visit to find out more.


Department News

flipping classroomInstructional Technology recently hosted a 7 day workshop called “Flipping the Classroom.” During this workshop, faculty learned how to adjust their teaching and use good pedagogy in a flipped format, use best practices for designing and structuring content online, learned to script and storyboard, use of apps to teach and create videos as well as publish video content. Pictured above (left to right) are: Terry Peak, tech training coordinator, Ana Gonzalez, director of Instructional Technology, Dr. Tim Griesdorn, HEBSB assistant professor, Dr. Tina Lopez, FSOP associate professor, Dr. Patricia Sanchez-Diaz, RSO assistant professor, and Dr. Yutaka Maki, RSO clinical professor.  

marveen mahon and dr. keith tucker retirement partyOn Friday, Aug. 14, the UIW community said goodbye to two long-time members of our family. Marveen Mahon, former director of health services, and Dr. Keith Tucker, former director of counseling, retired from UIW after decades of service to our faculty, staff and students. 

steve hemphill's last daySteve Hemphill, former assistant director of alumni relations, has left the UIW community after five years of great service to our alumni for another opportunity. He will be missed but not forgotten from our community; as an alumnus, he plans to continue to attend alumni events. Pictured above (left to right) are: Gladys Delgado, alumni relations office manager, Steve Hemphill, Dr. Lisa McNary, dean of alumni relations, and Gabrielle Gonzales, assistant director of parent relations.


Blackboard User’s Group Meeting
Join the Instructional Technology Team on Friday, Aug. 21 from 12 – 1 p.m. in Gorman Building, Room 212 as they welcome Rita Vela from Blackboard. Rita will demonstrate Blackboard Achievements. Achievements allows instructors to recognize and award student accomplishments, skills and competencies. Learn to create awards for course completion, student success or create a custom achievement for your particular discipline. For more information, contact Jessica Martinez-Palacios at (210) 283-6311 or

OU Campus Training
Web Development begins its 2015-2016 web training sessions at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21 in the Mabee Library, Room 230, with an introduction to the OU Campus web content management system. Entitled “Just the Basics,” the session is designed for new users as well as current editors wishing to refresh their skills. Topics to be covered include logging in, navigating the OU Campus dashboard, editing existing pages and creating new pages, sections, and folders, among others. Seating is limited to 25 participants; please RSVP to If you have any questions, please contact (210) 805-5818.

Hosting of Candidates for Dean of Enrollment
On the following days, the candidates for Dean of Enrollment are scheduled to meet with deans and faculty at 2:30 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. The candidates will then meet with administrators and staff at 3:30 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium.  These two sessions are open for anyone to attend, particularly those who have scheduling conflicts with their designated group’s time.

  • Monday, Aug. 24 – Kelly Gosnell
  • Wednesday, Aug. 26 – David J. Rhodes
  • Thursday, Aug. 27 – Jennielle Strother


Athletics News

Cardinal Spotlight

UIW Soccer Season
The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy men and women’s soccer.  Games for August are listed below.

Men’s Soccer for the Week:

Aug. 23: Men’s Soccer at UT-Rio Grande Valley, 6 p.m.
Aug. 29: Men’s Soccer vs. Oral Roberts, Benson Field, 7:30 p.m.

Women’s Soccer for the Week:

Aug. 21: Women’s Soccer at UT-Rio Grande Valley, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 23: Women’s Soccer vs. South Carolina State, Benson Field, 11 a.m.
Aug. 28: Women’s Soccer vs. North Texas, Benson Field, 7 p.m.

For more information, please contact Athletics at (210) 805-3000.


Community News

 ingrid seddon hall dedication

Robert Seddon and his family dedicated the newly renovated Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall on Thursday, Aug. 20 in honor of Robert’s late wife. Pictured above are Robert Seddon and his granddaughter Amanda Seddon unveiling the new portrait of Ingrid Seddon, which was painted by Robert, and plaque commemorating the hall in her honor.

UIW Highlight

Bereavement Notice
Marisa Cheatum, secretary of the Writing and Learning Center, is mourning the loss of her father, Randy Creech, who passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Please keep Marisa and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Summer Immersion Trips Presentation
The Women's Global Connection invites the UIW community to come hear all about the exciting 2015 summer immersion trips to Peru and Tanzania from UIW faculty, students and other volunteers on Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 3 – 4 p.m. in the Village at the Incarnate Word Assembly Room. Relationship building, experiencing other cultures, planning, and implementing projects in early childhood education and women's economic development are the main topics. For more information, contact Tamarra Mencey at (210) 828-2224 ext. 297 or

Special Months Planning Committees
Faculty and staff are invited to be on one or more committees to plan these special observances:

  • Sept. – Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Oct. - Season of Peace and Justice including Peace Day
  • Nov. – Native American Heritage Month
  • Feb. – African American Heritage Month
  • Feb. – Asian New Year Celebration
  • Mar. – Women’s History Month
  • Apr. – Earth Month including Earth Day

Please indicate which one and send your name, e-mail, and phone to Dr. Sally Said or Sr. Martha Ann Kirk

Parking Violations
Citations are being enforced on all parking space violations in both parking lots (Brackenridge Villa & Generalate/Chapel area). All violators will be booted by APEX parking enforcement. Booted cars will have a notice on their window, asking to call a phone number. The offender can pay (on the spot) a $50 fine to have the boot removed.

Friday Parking Notice Update
Economy (C Permits) and Free (A Permits and AT permits) will no longer be valid in Premium lots (east of the river) on Fridays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. while fall and spring semester classes are in session.  Faculty, staff and students holding Economy permits should follow the same parking schedule Monday through Friday.  However, holders of Free Permits may park in Economy lots on Fridays.

The on-campus shuttle route has been modified due to construction.  From the ICC the shuttle will follow the same route until it crosses the bridge.  From the bridge it will turn right toward Hildebrand and travel to the front of campus on the Hildebrand side.  After leaving the circle in front of the Administration Building it will return to the ICC by traveling on Broadway and Hildebrand.  The on-campus shuttle will operate Monday-Thursday from 6:45 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Friday 6:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The shuttle route to the free lots and schedule will not change.  The shuttle to the free lots will operate Monday-Thursday from 6:45 a.m. – 8 p.m. and will not operate on Friday.  Holders of Free Permits are encouraged to park in Economy lots on Fridays.

Call for presentations during the October Season of Peace and Justice
Presentations related to themes of Catholic Social Teaching are welcomed throughout the month of October. At this time following the lead of Pope Francis, UIW will be particularly emphasizing care of creation. See the “Call for Presentations” on the left at Another link of note is located here. If you have questions, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at




Faculty Member Authors Textbook
Dr. Lisa Colvin, faculty in human performance, has authored a textbook called Clinical Exercise Electrocardiography. For more information on the book and how to purchase, visit this link.

Part Time Faculty Workshop

The Part Time Faculty Workshop will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Rosenberg School of Optometry. Faculty will have the chance to meet with a wide range of UIW offices and services. There will be breakfast provided, door prizes and university updates. This event is sponsored by the Provost, EAP and the Center for Teaching and Learning. RSVP by Monday, Aug. 17 to (210) 283-6359 or

Blackboard Walk-In Sessions Expanded
This session will occur on Saturday, Aug. 22, 12 – 2 p.m., at the ADCaP Northwest Center Campus (9729 Datapoint Dr., Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78229) in rooms 111 and 113 immediately after the Part Time Faculty Workshop. No reservations are needed for the hands-on sessions. Learn as little or as much as you wish--staff will answer quick questions or help beginners create their first Blackboard site. Bring your course outline and files that you would like to post to your Blackboard site. For more information, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or

Quality Feedback with a Clever App: Socrative
Socrative is a free app that allows students to use any digital device as a clicker. It supports several types of questions and gives students graded or ungraded feedback on their performance. Participants will participate in a demo quiz and then explore how to create Socrative questions. Pat Burr will present this presentation on Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 8 – 9 a.m. in the Administration Building, Room 212. Breakfast will be served at this presentation. Limit of 10 people; please bring a laptop with you. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or

Faculty Family Potluck
Welcome back to our faculty. Bring your family, a significant other or come on your own on Friday, Sept. 11, 6:30 – 9 p.m. in the Student Gallery of the Fine Arts Building. Children are welcome. Bring some food to share. Ice tea will be provided, but you are welcome to bring any type of drink you like. This potluck is sponsored by Faculty Mentoring. No RSVPs are needed, but if you have questions, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at or Dr. Brian McBurnett at

Fall Workshops
Workshops hosted by each school are listed below.  Please contact the Dean’s office for additional information.

School Workshops & events

  • Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO): Dr. Timothy Wingert; Friday, Sept. 18 = First Faculty meeting
  • Extended Academic Programs (EAP): Dr. Cyndi W. Porter; Saturday, Sept. 26 = Fall Faculty Assembly, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Norris Conference Center


For Your Student

uiw tv fall auditions 2015Fall auditions for UIW-TV are open to all currently enrolled UIW students for Friday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. in the Administration Building, Room 290. Students must arrive by 9:45 a.m. For information, contact Rory Dew at

TechAssist Workshop
This student-centered event will focus on Blackboard from the student’s perspective. Join Terry Peak on Friday, Aug. 28 from 12 – 1 p.m. in Gorman Building, Room 212 for free pizza as he covers how to navigate Blackboard and discusses the finer points of MyWord. For more information, contact Jessica Martinez-Palacios at (210) 283-6311 or

Graduate Writing Institute Workshop
The Graduate Support Center’s Graduate Institutes allows you to attend four workshops in one day. The Graduate Institutes include a focus on graduate writing, academic papers, and academic and career success. Registration is required. The next workshop is Saturday, Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Nursing Building, Room 214. For more information, contact Jessica Mesa at (210) 832-5628 or

Study Abroad Fair
Learn about the many available study abroad opportunities including faculty-led trips and studying abroad for the upcoming spring or summer semester on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. on Dubuis Lawn. Meet representatives from UIW's sister school, exchange students and former study abroad students. For more information, contact Alanna Taylor at (210) 805-5709 or

Resume Essentials Workshop
Career Services & Professional Development will host a Resume Essentials workshop on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Mabee Library Auditorium. Experts in the HR/Recruiting field will discuss better practices on how to get noticed when applying for employment as well as the essentials for creating a knockout resume. For more information, please contact Darlene Moczygemba at (210) 829-3931 or

Medical Referral Procedure
If a student becomes ill or injured while attending class, they should be referred to Student Health Services during normal business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday). If the student is enrolled in the university’s Student Health Insurance Plan, they can also be referred to any Urgent Care Clinic that will accept the insurance plan.  The closest urgent care clinic to main campus that accepts the insurance is Impact Urgent Care (1211 Austin HWY, Suite 110, San Antonio, TX 78209) adjacent to the Target Store. If it is an emergency, the UIW Campus Police are the designated first responders and can be reached at 829-6030. If you have any questions, please contact Health Services at (210) 829-6017.


Employee Health & Wellness


Employee Only Exercises and Activities
The Employee Wellness Committee is currently offering the following employee only exercises and activities: 

  • Water Aerobics - Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. at the IWHS pool 

  • Basketball – Monday, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
in the Henrich Center for Fencing & International Sports at SACHS
  • Volleyball – Sunday, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
in the Henrich Center for Fencing & International Sports at SACHS
  • Table Tennis - Sunday, 7:45 – 9 p.m. in the Henrich Center for Fencing & International Sports at SACHS

If you have any questions, you may contact or (210) 805-5873.


High Schools

Incarnate Word High School - Save the Date

julie lopezSt. Anthony Welcomes New Vice Principal of Student Affairs
St. Anthony Catholic High School is proud to welcome Julie Lopez as its newly appointed vice principal of student affairs. Born and raised in San Antonio, Lopez has over fourteen years of educational experience spanning grades K-12.  Her most recent administrative experience has been shaped by two years of successful leadership as a Master Teacher and one year as an Academic Dean. During her career, Lopez has been recognized for her outstanding role and performance in education. In 2007, she was the district recipient of The Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching.   In 2012, Lopez was recognized by KENS 5 and San Antonio Credit Union and awarded The ExCEL Award, which celebrates innovation in education. Lopez holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

St. Anthony Catholic High School Events
Save the dates and mark your calendars.

  • Concert – 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 5: Catholic musicians and recording artists David Kauffman and William Gokelman, UIW professor of music, will present a concert at SACHS.  Together they have produced 7 cd's written a musical, and co-composed an award winning Mass setting, Mass of Renewal. You will not want to miss this night of prayer, song and story. For more information on tickets contact Rosi Cortez, or 210 832-5691.
  • Partners for Good with SACHS – From 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12:  Goodwill Industries of San Antonio will place donation trailers on the SACHS campus. 
Each full truck will result in up to $1,000 for the school. This year, Goodwill is also accepting furniture donations. All donations to Goodwill will be used for re-sale in their stores to fund their exceptional educational programs and services. It’s win-win collaboration for SACHS and Goodwill Industries. Be on the lookout for further details in the coming weeks. All proceeds benefit the SACHS chapel fund. 
For more information, contact Rosi Cortez,, 210 832-5691.

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Our sympathies and prayers go to:

  • The Family of Frieda Virginia Bludau (BS ’70) on her recent death.
  • Marisa Cheatum (Secretary of the UIW Writing & Learning Center) & family on the recent loss of her father, Randy Creech.
  • Janice Meer and Jeralyn Muhich & their families on the recent loss of their mother, Clarice Sylvia Arbetter Meer (B. of Music, ’37)
  • The Family of Elizabeth Springob Snell, RN (Santa Rosa School, ’45) on her recent death.



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